There are 10 boat launches around Lake Arthur. Sailboats, rowboats, paddleboats, canoes, kayaks, motorboats and pontoon boats may be rented at the Crescent Bay Area in the summer. Sailing is very popular. Races and regattas for sailboats are held throughout the summer. Boats may use motors of 20 hp or less.

Motorboat fuel is available at the Davis Hollow Marina and Crescent Bay. At the Davis Hollow and Watts Bay marinas are docking facilities, offshore mooring, dry mooring and canoe/sailboard racks. ADA accessible mooring is available at Davis Hollow Marina.

A limited number of first-come, first-served transient spaces are available to berth boats for short-term stays.

Outdoor winter storage for boats is also available in the park. Contact the marina office in advance to make sure space is available for any of these services. A sanitary dumping station for boats is at Davis Hollow Marina.

Non-powered boats must have one of the following: state park launching permit or state park mooring permit which are available at most state park offices; or current Pennsylvania boat registration. Motorboats must display a current boat registration. Boats registered in other states must display a Pennsylvania state park launch permit or mooring permit in addition to their current registration.

Boating is prohibited in the Game Propagation Area.

Crescent Bay Boat Rental
On the South Shore, just past Pleasant Valley Beach and about one mile from the park office, the concession is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day between . Single and double kayaks, paddle boats, canoes, small motor boats, run-a-bout motorboats, sailboats, and four sizes of pontoon boats are available for rent. Items for sale include gasoline, fishing bait, and prepackaged snacks and refreshments. More info: 724-368-9955 or